Professor Alan MacDiarmid

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Professor Alan MacDiarmid

14 April, 2023

Alan MacDiarmid v2We’re named after Nobel laureate Professor Alan MacDiarmid. Alan MacDiarmid shared the Nobel prize in Chemistry (jointly with Professors Alan Heeger and Hideki Shirakawa) in 2000 for his research into conducting polymers, a research area still key to the work of the Institute.

Alan MacDiarmid was a regular visitor and friend to the Institute, staying close to Institute researchers and regularly attending AMN conferences.

Read about his life here.



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(Left to right) Nobel laureates Professors Alan Heeger, Hideki Shirakawa & Alan MacDiarmid

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